St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
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Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish by serving these festive cupcakes for dessert.

Kids and leprechauns alike will love the color and the loads of chocolate chips inside!
Yields:18 cupcakesPrep:20 minsBake:18 mins 375°F
Ingredients

1 3/4
1
4-serving-size package instant pistachio pudding mix
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
2/3
cup sugar
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
beaten eggs
1 1/4
cups milk
1/2
cup cooking oil
1
teaspoon vanilla or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2
of a can cream cheese frosting (1 cup)
Green colored sugar
1/2
cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, pudding mix, chocolate pieces, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla or almond extract. Stir into flour mixture just until combined. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  2. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting; sprinkle with green sugar, then milk chocolate pieces. Makes 18 cupcakes.

    From the Test Kitchen

    Up to 2 weeks ahead, prepare and bake the cupcakes but do not frost them. Wrap and freeze the cupcakes. Thaw and frost before serving.

    Nutrition Facts

    (St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes)

      Per serving:

    • 285 kcal cal.,
    • 13 g fat
    • 32 mg chol.,
    • 179 mg sodium,
    • 40 g carb.,
    • 3 g pro.
    • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

credit: © Copyright 2015, Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved

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